Han Mac Tu

From Wikivietlit
Jump to: navigation, search
Hàn Mặc Tử (1912-1940), real name Nguyễn Trọng Trí, was a poet and playwright.
Han Mac Tu.jpg

He was born in Quảng Bình, worked as journalist in Saigon, and died in Qui Nhơn. Beside Hàn Mặc Tử, he also published as Minh Duệ Thị, Phong Trần and Lệ Thanh. Born into a poor family, he died of leprosy in 1940. Still popular today, he's known for his poems about the beauty of nature and romantic love. A Christian, he also wrote poems with religious and mystical overtones.

In 2004, a film was made about his life by Ho Chi Minh City Television. Trần Thiện Thanh wrote a song about him, Phạm Duy wrote a song cycles based on his poems, and in 2006, Director Lê Hùng mounted an ambitious play about Hàn Mặc Tử, "100 phút cuối cùng của Hàn Mặc Tử" ["The 100 last minutes of Hàn Mặc Tử"]. Experimental in nature, it was also noted for its ticket price, 50 USD at its Saigon premier.

Hai-Dang Phan started this entry.


  • Gái Quê, poetry (1936)
  • Thơ Hàn Mặc Tử, poetry (1957)
  • Ðau Thương, poetry, comprised of four volumes:
-Hương Thơm
-Mật đắng
-Máu Cuồng
-Hồn Ðiên
  • Xuân Như Ý, drama
  • Thương Thanh Hĩ, drama
  • Cẩm Châu Duyên, drama
  • Duyên Kỳ Ngộ, drama
  • Quần Tiên Hội, drama
  • Chơi Giữa Mùa Trăng, prose

Hàn Mặc Tử online